Manitoba Heritage Council Commemorative Plaques

Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946)

Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946)
(Courtesy of the Archives of Manitoba)
Installed 1959
Pine Creek Park, PTH 1
East of Carberry

World renowned naturalist, artist and writer. Born in England, educated in Ontario and Europe. In 1882 he joined his brother on a homestead near Carberry and began to keep scientific records. The nearby hills later became the setting of some of his most famous stories, including "The Trail of a Sandhill Stag," and part of "Wild Animals I have Known." Appointed Naturalist to the Manitoba Government in 1892, founded the Woodcraft League; became first Chief of Boy Scouts of America. Moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, founded Seton Institute in 1930, and there spent the rest of his life.